Yeah, check me out, doing proper work. I threw together the sleeping pod in time for the weekend of Elmo’s birthday (which is always an inundation of guests.)
The frame is made of roof trusses and rafters. The floor and siding are floorboards.
The roof was hastily thrown on in time for Ryan to sleep in it without it even having back yet. He was very keen. There were also old nail holes in the roof, but luckily it didn’t rain.
Antony came down with his (probably imminently dying) digger and flattened a new place for the caravans to go.
And a big team of people stopped them rolling down the hill too fast…
and then pushed them into place against the back wall.
Lucy gave them a bit of a wash. Long overdue. Embarrassingly overdue.
And Rob and Christopher built some planting boxes so we can grow some pretty climbing plants over them.
Meanwhile Jack took up residence in the beehives.
Elmo unearthed the path along the back wall in order to route the electricity to the caravans.
Kate and Mary added the rest of the sticks to the walls of the summer kitchen for the climbers to climb up.
Hazel and steven installed some water lamps in the workshop. It involved cutting a hole, filing off all the sharp bits, sticking a bottle filled with water and bleach through it and sealing it with silicone. The board is just there to hold it in place while it cures. It doesn’t make a huge difference at the moment, but when I enclose the back of the workshop, I think it will lift the gloom a bit.
Hazel went on to sweep the roof and seal up all the nail holes with the rest of the silicone. She also did the sleeping pod, so hopefully the bed won’t get too wet tonight in the rain.
We had slightly too many people to seat them all comfortably in the summer kitchen, but it was fun trying to cram them all in.
Lucy kept us amused with a routine involving the big cable spool.
Anna built a jumping-off platform for the rope swing, which is pretty exciting now.
The extra couple of feet makes all the difference.
We finally made hanging lanterns out of the beer bottles Anna brought back from America.
And I made a pie.